Sony Jacking PS5 Prices But Not In U.S.

Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment posts the new PS5 prices list on the Sony blog.

Sony Jacking PS5 Prices But Not In U.S.

Sony Interactive Entertainment announces it is raising the prices of its PS5, but not in the U.S.

In a blog post, Sony cites inflation as the reason, with the largest spike in price occurring in Japan which will see a hefty 21% bump in price.

Additional bumps include 10 percent in Europe and around 6 percent in the UK. Check out the price increases below.

“The global economic environment is a challenge that many of you around the world are no doubt experiencing. We’re seeing high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends, impacting consumers and creating pressure on many industries,” said Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

He continued, “Based on these challenging economic conditions, SIE has made the difficult decision to increase the recommended retail price (RRP) of PlayStation 5 in select markets across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), as well as Canada. There will be no price increase in the United States.” 

The new RRPs below are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

The blog post added with a mention about the PS5 supply issues: “While this price increase is a necessity given the current global economic environment and its impact on SIE’s business, our top priority continues to be improving the PS5 supply situation so that as many players as possible can experience everything that PS5 offers and what’s still to come. Thank you for your continued support.”

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New recommended retail price coming to select markets in the EMEA, APAC, and LATAM regions, plus Canada 

  • Europe
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
  • UK
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
  • Japan (effective Sept. 15, 2022)
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥60,478 yen (including tax)
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥49,478 yen (including tax)
  • China
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥4,299 yuan 
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥3,499 yuan
  • Australia
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – AUD $799.95
    • PS5 Digital Edition – AUD $649.95
  • Mexico
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – MXN $14,999
    • PS5 Digital Edition – MXN $12,499
  • Canada
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99

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